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The Saddest Time of Life

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John Yaws
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0 posted 10-27-1999 06:58 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

The saddest time we face in life
Is not the funeral bier,
Nor when our courage fails us-
When tested by life's fires....
The saddest time in life, I think-
Is when we realize...
We've lost capacity to love-
The soul inside us dies.
We find that only pain remains-
No single spark of joy..
Nor can we ease the agony
By methods we employ.
Romance, at best, is bitter-sweet
But, oh, how sad the case-
When all the sweetness of our lives
The bitter does erase.
'Tis then we face the awful truth
All hope for peace is gone,
And only twisty paths remain
Which we must walk alone...
'Tis then we take the backward glance
And murmur with a sigh-
A pity I have lived this long..
'Tis better far to die.
© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


1 posted 10-27-1999 07:38 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wow...very impressive piece of writing here GS....I like
Andrew Scott
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2 posted 10-27-1999 08:12 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

GS: I echo the Lady Hoot... It seems there's a new gun in town and he's got a quick draw with a sure aim. Like the style, flow, and message. Top shelf material.
Isis
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3 posted 10-27-1999 08:53 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Great job GS. I don't think the soul dies forever, just goes into temporary hibernation.

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How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool?
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


Alwye
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4 posted 10-27-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Your words have a ring of truth to them, although I agree with Isis that the soul never really dies....this is very impressive, it made me think.

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*Krista Knutson*

I walk with the multitude, yet alone am I in their midst. -- Daniel L. Miller


Denise
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5 posted 10-27-1999 09:36 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ditto! Very wonderful writing indeed!

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Denise
Watcher666
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6 posted 10-27-1999 11:59 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Wonderful writing! Enjoyed this much!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
passing shadows
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7 posted 05-16-2004 07:48 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I think you are right
 
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